Not think about their audience
Apparently this is more taboo than responding negatively to negative reviews, or out and out bashing every other writer in the business.
Apparently by writing without thinking about your audience you are essentially saying,
“I am so fantastic that my audience will love everything I write because I am the bomb diggity of writing, and my wordsmithing is bucc yo.”
Because when I began writing I didn’t think about my audience.
I write for myself because at the end of the day the only person that has to be happy with my book is me. It may not make the rest of the world happy but if my story touches even one person’s life then what I’m doing is worth it.
Is bending over backwards trying to please an intangible audience really worth it? I don’t think so.
Cyril Connelly said, “Better to write for the self and have no public, than write for the public and have no self.”
What do you think?